There is a wonderful organization in Minneapolis I became familiar with several years ago when looking for a place to donate my deceased uncle’s belongings. Hope Chest is the brain child of Barbara Hensley whose two sisters both died of breast cancer.
As she sat with her sisters going through chemo, Barbara became acquainted with other women there for whom cancer was only the tip of their trauma iceberg. They had financial worries as well, medical bills and no more sick time to offset their income.
Barbara’s Hope Chest raises money for women who need financial support while undergoing treatment. Read more about her and her amazing organization at www.hopechest.us.
And HOPE is what it’s all about for me as I begin my treatment tomorrow. Surgery is set for noon, EST, and I HOPE it goes well. But more than that, I HOPE that this life event brings with it more than just worry. I HOPE it teaches me about courage and compassion and how healing the love of others is. Thank you all for your thoughts, messages and prayers. I’ll be in touch in my new form soon!